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Adolph E. “Ed” & Lucille A. (Viola) Abate

Funeral Services for Adolph E. “Ed” & Lucille A. (Viola) Abate & were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Eddie Passed away on April 8th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, his wife Lucille passed one week later on April 15th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston, both taken from the COVID– 19 (Coronavirus). Eddie was 91 years old, Lucille, 80 years old. The couple shared 35 years of marriage together. They lived in Orient Heights in East Boston for many years, before moving to Winthrop in 2007. During their retirement they enjoyed dining out and wintering in Florida. They always cherished being surrounded with family and & friends.

Lucille was born & raised in East Boston. She was an alumna of East Boston High Class of 1957. Lucile worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Revenue Division, in Boston later in Chelsea. She worked there for over 25 years. Lucille was an avid shopper, her family recounts that she would enjoy shopping for anything but especially clothing.

She is the devoted wife of the late Adolph E. “Eddie” Abate for 35 years. She is the beloved daughter of the late Joseph & Phyllis (Delavora) Viola. Dear stepmother of Dr. Thomas Abate & wife Fengqun Luo of Revere & the late Candis A. Casaletto. Cherished sister of Philip J. Viola of Winthrop, Marie Graziano & her late husband William of Revere & the late Jean R. Scarino  her late husband Raymond Scarino. Adored aunt of Cheryl A. Vargus, Charles J. Green, Kenneth W. Green all of Revere & the late David W. Green. Grand aunt of Tiffany & Chloe Green both of Revere. 

Eddie was Born & raised in East Boston, also educated in Boston public Schools. He had 2 children, Candis & Thomas Abate. He was a hardworking man that held several jobs throughout his life, He was very well known down at the Boston Fish pier where he worked for most of his life. Later in life, he worked as a shuttle bus driver for Budget Rent A Car. He enjoyed swimming in his spare time.

He is the devoted husband of 35 years of Lucille A. (Viola) Abate. The loving father of Dr. Thomas Abate & wife Fengqun Luo of Revere & the late Candis A. Casaletto. Beloved grandfather of Keith Abate of NH., & Taylor Ciampa & husband Dennis of Salem. Grandfather of Victoria, Nicole, Natalia, Grayson, & Devon Ciampa. Dear brother of the late Alfred, Alvino, Norma, Carl & Jennie Abate. Cherished uncle of Cheryl A. Vargus, Charles J. Green, Kenneth W. Green, all of Revere & the late David W. Green. Grand uncle of Tiffany & Chloe Green both of Revere and several other nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand nephews. Private Interment in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section, Winthrop,


Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 038105.


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  1. Robin McLaughlin
    Apr 27 2020

    Tom and Cheryl, what can I say. I am beyond sorry for the loss of Uncle Eddie and Lucille. I will always cherish many memories of them especially trying to talk Uncle Eddie out of the Florida sun. They were truly wonderful, loving people who will be missed. Love Robin

  2. Marlene McCabe
    Apr 27 2020

    To the entire family,

    So very sorry for your great losses.

    May Lucille and Eddie rest peacefully with each other forever.

    With Heartfelt and Deepest Sympathy to all of you.

    -Marlene & Tom-.

  3. Irene Cannata
    Apr 26 2020

    To the family of Lucille and Eddie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss I never met Eddie but I worked with Lucille at the Dept of Revenue, she was the sweetest, kindest person to know, I adored her,. May they both R.I.P ❤️

  4. Lorraine Spagnuolo
    Apr 24 2020

    I am so very sad for the loss of Lucille and Eddie. I will cherish all the laughs and fun we had together. They are at peace now, resting in the arms of The Lord. Cheryl, Tommy, Phil & Maye & the rest of ur family, are in my heart & prayers. ♥️

  5. Ellen Watson
    Apr 23 2020

    To Eddie and Lucille’s Family’s,

    I just wanted to send my condolences to everyone, it is such a tragic loss. They were both wonderful people.

  6. LINDA HAFFNER
    Apr 23 2020

    DEAR CHERYL, I WAS VERY SAD TO HEAR OF EDDIE AND LUCILLE’S PASSING. I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF TOM AND I SITTING AROUND THE POOLSIDE AND THE GREAT CONVERSATIONS AND FUN WE HAD. IT IS SO FITTING THEY ARE TOGETHER AGAIN. MY SYMPATHIES TO YOU AND SONNY AND YOUR FAMILY. MUCH LOVE, LINDA❤️

  7. Diane DeMarco
    Apr 22 2020

    Dear Family of Lucille & Eddie,

    I’m so sorry for your great loss. Lucille and Eddie had a special place in my heart. They were also very much loved by my late parents, Eleanor & Ralph. All of my family members and friends really treasured spending time with Lucille & Eddie. They brought so much laughter and joy to numerous family celebrations including Fourth of July parties, weddings, anniversaries and Christmas Eve’s. Lucille would quietly dispense her dry sense of humor, making everyone laugh. While Eddie could be found leading everyone on the dance floor to the beat of Hot Hot Hot. They became part of our extended family for nearly 30 years. So many happy memories, especially attending their beautiful wedding in Las Vegas. It’s hard to believe that they are gone, but I feel consoled knowing that they’re together in the presence of God.

    I will keep you in my prayers, and them in my heart.

    Love,
    Diane DeMarco

  8. Jeanette diaz
    Apr 22 2020

    Sending my prayers to you and your family . This was very sad

  9. Marian
    Apr 21 2020

    I don’t either of this couple however I did see their story on the 6 pm news sometime last week and it broke my heart, I believe Lucielle’s niece was interviewed, she spoke of the heartbreak that this virus was causing her loved ones, not only physically, but emotionally. She went on to explain they were always together, family was ever so important and most likely they would be dying separated, and in the hands of the incredible healthcare workers that are now known as the “front liners”. Please believe and know that they were guided by these angels on earth and were brought together again. Amen

  10. Rosemarie & Joseph Nogueira
    Apr 21 2020

    To Eddie & Lucille families

    We are so very sad and heart broken on the loss of Lucille and Eddie
    I will always treasure my memories. We shared many happy times with the both of them

    I will keep you all in my prayers

    RoRo & Joe

  11. Marguerite Bova
    Apr 21 2020

    My prayers are with your family at this very tragic time. God be wit you all. ❤️

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